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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Justice Antonin Scalia: 'We Were Best Buddies'

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-justice-antonin-scalia-we-were-best-n518671


A pretty good story.

Schumer in 2007: Don't confirm any Bush Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Chuck Schumer said in July 2007 that no George W. Bush nominee to the Supreme Court should be approved, except in extraordinary circumstances, 19 months before a new president was set to be inaugurated.

"We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court, except in extraordinary circumstances," Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in prepared remarks to the American Constitution Society, a liberal legal organization.

Schumer cited ideological reasons for the delay.

"They must prove by actions, not words, that they are in the mainstream rather than we have to prove that they are not," Schumer said at the time.


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/schumer-in-2007-dont-confirm-any-bush-supreme-court-nominee/article/2583283



Why oh why did he give Republicans any reason to stop Supreme Court Nominations? This is not good.

I am humbled by the heart



Thank you DUers for your constant thoughtfulness. Also for the incredible education I have received from all of you. You guys are simply the best.


Bob

TV Ratings Saturday: Republican Presidential debate wins the night 11.63 million

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2016/02/07/tv-ratings-saturday-feb-6-2016/


How on Earth can they get so many on a Saturday night when we can't get that many on a Thursday night the highest viewing TV day of the week. We got 3.3 million. This is so unfair. Even on a freaking Saturday night they get 11 million.


Something is seriously wrong.


I hate this.

blurry screen alert

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/01/23/soldiers-guard-tomb-unknown-soldier-despite-blizzard/79222594/

Members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as "The Old Guard" are staying with the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery despite blizzard conditions slamming the area.

"The Tomb Guards maintain a constant vigil at the Tomb no matter the weather conditions," states the group's Facebook page.

Major cities, roadways and airports along the East Coast were largely immobilized Saturday by a massive and deadly snowstorm that showed no signs of letting up.

Public transportation in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., was shut down as local officials called on residents to hunker down and stay off the streets for a second day.

As of early Saturday, more than 60 million people were under blizzard, winter storm or freezing rain warnings. The storm's effects stretched from Georgia to Massachusetts, according to Weather.com.

Despite the blizzard conditions, the guards remained in place. The images that they have shared are a stirring depiction of how dedicated our nation's soldiers are.

His backyard ice rink honors a stepdaughter’s memory. Now county inspectors may close it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/his-backyard-ice-rink-honors-a-stepdaughters-memory-now-county-inspectors-may-close-it/2015/12/31/abb447ac-afdd-11e5-b820-eea4d64be2a1_story.html

Marc Kohn spent nearly $40,000 and 400 hours building a hockey rink behind his house in rural Poolesville, Md., a winter twist on “Field of Dreams.”

He longed for his childhood days in Boston, skating on neighborhood ponds for hours. And he wanted to honor his stepdaughter Melanie Osborne, a lifelong hockey fan who recently died.

Kohn, 51, called his backyard project Mel’s Rink, hung her name in Christmas lights and invited town residents to play. Since opening two weeks ago, dozens of kids and adults have zipped around the synthetic ice for free.

But this week county inspectors showed up — without their skates. Now Mel’s Rink is in jeopardy.

“It’s a lovely idea, and we understand it’s a labor of love, but it has to be the right place for it,” said Diane Schwartz Jones, with Montgomery County’s department of permitting services.

Chicago’s First Homicide Of 2016: Man Shot To Death In Grand Boulevard

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/01/01/chicagos-first-homicide-of-2016-man-shot-to-death-in-grand-boulevard/



Killers couldn't even wait 2 hours to start murdering. Chicago better do something about all these murders. They have had 5 straight years of increased number of murders. Looks like number 6 may happen as well. What gun laws can Chicago pass to clean up this mess. They might be the worst in the country.

Eating Bacon Is Better for the Environment Than Eating Lettuce, New Study Says

http://www.weather.com/science/environment/news/bacon-better-than-lettuce-for-environment


I would have thought any meat would be bad for the environment moreso then a vegetable. I am kinda surprised. This will be good news for those that have bacon for breakfast. Lettuce eaters may have to reconsider the consequences of eating lettuce.

Good Grief. On Twitter, they are yelling and screaming about President Carter banning Iranians from

coming to the United States that he did by Executive Order. The evil never stops.



https://twitter.com/search?q=carter+banned+iranians&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch


It is ugly......I really want to delete my Twitter account because of this. These spoiled brats are nasty.

Trump demands $5 million from CNN to participate in next Republican debate

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/30/donald-trump-demands-5-million-cnn-participate-nex/



Like a star football player holding out before training camp, Donald Trump said he may demand CNN pay him to be in next presidential debate.

At a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, Mr. Trump said he pulls in such big ratings that he deserves $5 million from CNN.

“I won’t do the debate unless they pay me 5 million dollars,” said the real-estate tycoon worth billions.

Mr. Trump told his audience at the rally, according to CBS News, that the network was treating him unfairly, over its coverage of his meeting with black pastors earlier in the day. He then queried them whether the network should pay him because the ratings spikes, for which he has frequently taken credit, lets the networks charge more for advertising.

“You have to tell me because I know what they’re going to say,” Mr. Trump said. “‘Trump is a chicken’ … One thing I’m not is chicken, okay?”

Mr. Trump, who frequently speaks off the cuff, then said he didn’t know whether “I wanna take the chance.”

Mr. Trump said he would donate the $5 million to veterans.

The next debate, which CNN will sponsor and air live, is set for Dec. 15 in Las Vegas.

In a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker before the first presidential debate in September, he spoke similarly, saying the network should donate its advertising profits to veterans groups.

“While I refuse to brag, and you know very well, this tremendous increase in viewer interest is due 100% to Donald J. Trump,” he wrote then.
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